Health Archive
05 March 2015, 10:12 AM ET
Eating fiber may promote the growth of gut bacteria that help prevent allergies, new research suggests.
05 March 2015, 07:33 AM ET
People who survive Ebola often experience temporary health problems as a result of their battle with the disease, experts say.
04 March 2015, 11:41 PM ET
CRE are a type of bacteria that have become resistant to most antibiotics. Infections usually occur in health care settings.
04 March 2015, 08:54 PM ET
Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows in other places.
04 March 2015, 05:30 PM ET
Doctors have better treatments for victims of bioterrorism today than in the past, but it's critical that medical staff first be able to recognize such illness so they can respond properly, experts say.
04 March 2015, 05:00 PM ET
In California, tougher rules about air pollution are linked with better lung health in children, a large new study finds.
04 March 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Deaths from heroin overdose in the United States have nearly quadrupled in the last decade, with much of the rise occurring in recent years, according to a new report.
03 March 2015, 04:22 PM ET
People in New York state log the most steps, according to new data from an activity-tracker company.
03 March 2015, 02:55 PM ET
Children get the flu more often than adults do, a new study finds. Kids typically catch the flu once every two years, whereas adults over age 30 get the flu about twice a decade, a study of people living in China found.
03 March 2015, 07:24 AM ET
A furry companion can offer comfort to hospital patients, but new guidelines recommend that only dogs — and not cats — be allowed in hospital pet therapy programs.
03 March 2015, 07:23 AM ET
People who are trying to impress a date with their good looks might want to limit themselves to one drink, a new study finds.
02 March 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Good news for people who drink coffee every day: Consuming a moderate amount of coffee could lower the risk of clogged arteries that can lead to a heart attack, a new study finds.
02 March 2015, 03:01 PM ET
People's happiness appears to be closely linked with how much sleep they get.
02 March 2015, 12:40 PM ET
The percentage of people in the United States who see regular marijuana use as harmful has fallen since the beginning of the 21st century, a new study finds. That could translate into more pot users in the future.
02 March 2015, 11:50 AM ET
Measuring children's height and weight as they grow can be a powerful indicator of whether they have the digestive condition called celiac disease, and may help doctors diagnose children with the disorder earlier, a new study finds.
02 March 2015, 11:42 AM ET
People who eat peanuts or other nuts may live longer, a new study finds.
02 March 2015, 07:32 AM ET
The superbug CRE and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria have the potential to create a nightmare scenario, but experts hope to slow the spread of these scary infections.
02 March 2015, 01:49 AM ET
When parents ask to delay their child's vaccinations, most doctors agree to do so, even though they think it's a bad idea, a new study finds.
28 February 2015, 04:30 PM ET
Old medicines are giving new hope to people Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
28 February 2015, 11:01 AM ET
A bionic eye has allowed a man whose retina was damaged to see again for the first time in 10 years.
27 February 2015, 11:50 PM ET
Research in humans is a crucial part of our medical system. We need to be able to test that vaccines and drugs are safe and effective in people before they are released to the general public.
27 February 2015, 05:01 PM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Fitbug Orb or TomTom Runner Cardio? Check out our in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
27 February 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Rates of suicide among middle-age adults in the United States have increased in recent years, and a new study suggests that the economic downturn of 2007 played a role in this rise.
26 February 2015, 09:00 PM ET
If designer babies ar eon the horizon, are designer superbabies next?
26 February 2015, 06:42 PM ET
People who drink four cups of joe daily have a lower risk of developing the debilitating disease multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers say.
26 February 2015, 06:40 PM ET
There are at least 10 drugs that are more deadly than marijuana, including some that are legal, such as alcohol and nicotine, a new study by researchers in Germany and Canada finds.
26 February 2015, 03:00 PM ET
Obesity and heart disease are well known, but now doctors can link excess weight to many cancers.
26 February 2015, 02:00 PM ET
A single gene that is found only in Homo species may partly explain why the human neocortex, the seat of higher cognitive functions, is so large.
25 February 2015, 06:18 PM ET
If you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here’s what you can expect over the next 40 days.
25 February 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Nearly half a million cases of the difficult-to-treat and sometimes deadly infection called "C. diff" now occur yearly in the United States.
25 February 2015, 04:20 PM ET
A little injection of the so-called 'love' hormone, oxytocin, can sober up drunken rats, reversing their clumsy alcohol-induced behaviors, scientists report.
25 February 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation